Man de­nies racism against doc­tor

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE -

A man has de­nied a cat­a­logue of al­leged driving of­fences and racially abus­ing a Wishaw hospi­tal doc­tor.

James Dyet ap­peared at Hamil­ton Sher­iff Court last week and de­nied a to­tal of 12 charges against him which are all al­leged to have taken place on Novem­ber 25.

The 37-year-old, of Merry Street, Mother­well, is ac­cused of steal­ing a van from an ad­dress in Laugh­land Drive, Ne­warthill.

He then al­legedly drove the van dan­ger­ously by driving along a grass verge and foot­path as well as do­ing hand­brake turns.

Dyet is also charged with fail­ing to stop when asked to do so by a po­lice of­fi­cer and driving the van with­out a valid li­cence or in­sur­ance.

The ac­cused al­legedly drove the van whilst un­fit to drive through drink or drugs and al­legedly failed to pro­vide both a spec­i­men of blood and two sam­ples of breath for anal­y­sis at Mother­well Po­lice Sta­tion.

Dyet is also ac­cused of fail­ing to stop after an ac­ci­dent in Mother­well’s Linksview Road on whereby three ve­hi­cles were da­m­aged as well as fail­ing to stop after an ac­ci­dent in Mon­talto Av­enue.

The fi­nal charges Dyet de­nied re­late to an al­leged in­ci­dent at the Uni­ver­sity Hospi­tal in Wishaw on the same date.

Whilst in the hospi­tal Dyet acted in a racially ag­gra­vated man­ner by shout­ing, swear­ing and mak­ing racist comments to­wards a doc­tor who was work­ing there.

He is also charged with adopt­ing an ag­gres­sive de­meanour, mak­ing ob­scene ges­tures and threat­en­ing vi­o­lence.

Dyet was granted bail ahead of his trial which is ex­pected to take place on March 6.

A fur­ther hear­ing in the case will be heard at Hamil­ton Sher­iff Court on Fe­bru­ary 8.

Claim The in­ci­dent al­legedly took place at Wishaw Gen­eral

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